A spermatic cord hematoma secondary to varicocele rupture from blunt abdominal trauma: A case report and review

J. N. Gordon, R. A. Aldoroty, N. N. Stone

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Abstract

Varicocele is a relatively common entity that is mostly studied because of the effects on the testes and a presumed role in infertility. Hemorrhage secondary to a varicocele, however, is a known but rare morbidity. A case is presented of a ruptured varicocele due to blunt abdominal trauma with a sudden increase in intra-abdominal pressure with transmission to the varicocele. Such a mechanism may also provide an explanation for the occurrence of a more commonly recognized phenomenon of idiopathic spermatic cord hematoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)602-603
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume149
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • hematoma
  • hemorrhage
  • spermatic cord
  • varicocele
  • wounds and injuries

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